I have been reading Thoreau this week, and in the first chapter on economics he speaks about the different clothes people wear like uniforms. Brought to mind this poem... I think he even uses the phrase skin suit. Any rate, sorry Friday, but here's to a little throwback to the Sailor Poet days on Sunday. … Continue reading Skin Suits, Fourth Walls and Lost Socks, A late Throwback from Stephen
“Time is a blackguard, Chou.” And, of course, he’s right. There goes time, running like hell, looking back at us, taunting, as we fumble, trying to save him in a jar. Trying to tuck him forever under the bed, fix him tight against a red satin box. Trying to string him like pearls. Enough pearls … Continue reading Pearls of Memories
Today Paul Sunstone from https://cafephilos.blog visits us! Check out his new book (and if you have a book coming out, drop us a line. Happy to read and review and promote!) Until Saturday at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time (about 15 hours from now), the Kindle ebook version of "Sunburst Woman" will be available to … Continue reading Guest Barista Saturday: Paul Sunstone
mother nature has yet to design snapshot weather coddling mankind her fickle ways dictate our days her fitful ways dictate who pays camouflaged skies to pale the light her chancy wardrobe can be a fright and scorching costs appraise our loss an iffy persona displays who's boss winds huffing puffing, the roof undone spring has … Continue reading Throwback Friday “Weathering moods” Eugenia
Good afternoon Friends, Baristas, and regular guests here at the Go Dog Go Cafe, a few weeks back I introduced the Level UP Writing Challenge at Fullbeard Lit which incorporated the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge with prompts from Eugi, frequent cafe guest, Sadje, and founding Barista, Christine along with a video to a song I … Continue reading Level UP Writing Challenge, 2/11, Moves to the Cafe!
For Christine: The aroma of coffee invites us Inside we pause to listen Our hearts beat, we are alive Heard by those who gathered. Perhaps I should start writing these quatrains again... hmmm... scratches his chin like an emoji. Stephen began writing poetry as a teenager in New Hampshire and kept at it throughout a … Continue reading In the Cafe, bonus Throwback from Stephen
Response poem to Stephen Fuller’s poem In the Cafe All are welcome at the Go Dog Go Cafe I stand getting wet in cold rain watching through plate glass windows edges fogged rendering the scene inside a soft feathered oval aroma of coffee faint but distinct drifts past my nose feeling a bit shy and tentative … Continue reading Throwback Friday: First Timer – Christine Ray
Stiff-necked operators public disquiet an awkward time Life is a gamble not one size fits all sign on the dotted line Bad decisions or good stories don’t manic your panic there’s nowhere to sign The GPS lost its way navigational whoops best be on time Unversed perfection festers societal woes a sign of the … Continue reading Throwback Friday -“These times” – Eugenia
In honor of National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo), let’s play around with the various Haiku acceptable forms…a few key components of a haiku include a nature theme and a seasonal word. This morning, a random cold front blew into the Houston area taking our spring-like temperatures down into the 30s tonight. Our budding trees sit … Continue reading Angry North Winds by Donna Matthews
Managing Editor of Go Dog Go Cafe discusses past and upcoming events at the Go Dog Go Cafe, featuring Promote a Poet Thursday.